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What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:34 pm

The first flight I went on was when I was 11 - LHR-SVO on a BA 762 for a school exchange visit...

What was your first ever flight and under what circumstances?

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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:38 pm

Hey, we did not have this topic for a while now!  Smile

I was flown from our local hospital to a larger specialized one when I was a few hours old. Guess that started my love for aviation. Big grin

First commercial flight was on an LTU L1011 TriStar from DUS to AGP in April 1981 for holiday. I was six years old at that time.

First flight as a pilot was on a glider plane in June 1991.
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:43 pm

Swissair Airbus 310 on ZRH-LHR back 1987. Unfortunately I don't know it's registration.
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:45 pm

US Air from ELM-PIT when I was 2 years old on a DC-9
 
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:47 pm

A Linjeflyg F28 from Ängelholm-Västerås when I was less than 3 weeks old!
 
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:54 pm

A Conair Airbus A300, OY-CNA - I was 3 and I've flown the same aircraft on several occasions since....


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:55 pm

For me it was a LH 707 (operating for Condor) from FRA to TFS when I was three years old (in 1984).

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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:59 pm

A British Midland 737-300 NCL-PMI in 1992.
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 10:04 pm

Mine was 1 hour flight on Thai Airways ATR72 from BAngkok to Mae Sot,the small teritory province in the northern Thailand near Burma...So scary landing with the bad weather..! Yeah sure


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 10:37 pm

TEA A300B1, CN 2, OO-TEF, BRU-PMI, August 1986 (six years).


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 10:38 pm

This was the first plane I ever flew on, I was prolly 8 months old. JFK-SJU


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And this is the first plane I ever flew that I was old enough to know where I was.... PHL-SJU


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 10:40 pm

First commercial flight was BDL-BUF on a Mohawk BAC 1-11 in 1967 or 1968. I think I had been taken for a ride in a small plane a few years earlier, but I was too young to remember anything about it.
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 10:48 pm

My parents told me I flew to florida direct, I"m assuming this was a BTV-PHL-MCO affair, when I was a baby. :baby.
The first flight I actually knew more or remember was MHT-BWI on MetroJet 737-200 N254AU mistakenly painted as N254US, since then...I have made a lot of mistakes.

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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 10:50 pm


First flight was on Air West (before Hughes) on a pink DC9 of some variant..
SFO-FAT in 1972 (couldn't find a Pre Hughes DC9 photo).



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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 10:56 pm

Apr. 13, 1967, BCN-MAD on a Iberia DC-9 still with that nice old IB livery:

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Continuing on to CCS on a Iberia DC-8/52, same day:

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I was 4 y.o., but have some real fresh memories of that day.
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:05 pm

Mine was either on a Bac-111 or a 727. On Braniff International from
Lubbock (LBB) to Corpus Christi (CRP) I believe. I was around 4 or 5 years old. I don't remember it at all, but I've been told I spilt Coca Cola on my mother's outfit during the flight  Smile


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:08 pm

Back in 1983 my first flight was from YYC to FRA on a Lufthansa DC-10-30. No idea about the reg though as to be honest I didn't care less about it... I was just a few months old at that time.

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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:11 pm

TWExpress from GRR to STL on a Jetstream 41, if I had the opportunity I would have flown TWA for everything, they were one of the best airlines in the U.S.


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:16 pm


Hi!

Date: 1979/11/23
Airline: Swissair
Flight: LIS-GVA
Airliner: DC-9-51
Registration: HB-ISR

Thats it!
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:26 pm

Mine was on a TAE Sud SE-210 Caravelle 10B3 Super B
back in april 1979 from SCQ to PMI


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:28 pm

BAe 748 from ABZ to LSI. Plane called "Glen Fiddich".
 
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:31 pm

The first plane I flew on was a CP Air DC-8 from HKG to TYO on March 10, 1968 as I emigrated from Hong Kong to the United States.


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:49 pm

6 Months after I was born, Feburary, 1984. Virgin Atlantic 747, New York to London.
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:55 pm

Flew AA on a 707 back in 1977 from DTW to ORD and then to LAX, on the return had a red eye from LAX to DTW on a DC10! Remember it like it was yesterday.
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:00 am

TWA L-1011 (unsure of the registration)
June 12, 1976
LAX-BOS
Bicentennial tour that included Boston, Newport RI, Philly, DC, and Williamsburg.


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LGA-DFW Seat 1A.

Well, thats the first airliner...I had been on a 172, countless 152s, 177, G-IV before.

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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:17 am

My first flight was a charter from Niagara Falls to Miami in 1972. We flew on a Saturn airways DC-8, I was just about 10 years old at the time and we were flying to Miami to see the Bills get destroyed by the Dolphins again.

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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:35 am

I was about 10 years old. It was a trip Dubrovnik-Istanbul-Dubrovnik.
The plane was an Aviogenex TU134.
First leg was very nice. But on the return, we had a very bad weather, with a lot of turbulences.
Next flight was 12 years later, with an Air Inter A300.And since them, I have flown on most of the jets
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:40 am

Summer 1971
San Antonio - Houston Intcl. via Austin Mueller


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:48 am

>>>For me it was a LH 707 (operating for Condor) from FRA to TFS when I was three years old (in 1984).

I´m sooooo jealous!

>>>I was flown from our local hospital to a larger specialized one when I was a few hours old. Guess that started my love for aviation.

Same here. But I was nine nad I remember a few things.

I later found out it was a BO-105 of the German Federal Border Guard´s SAR unit:


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Unlike you, TriStar500, I remember something, namely that it was very tight, the ceiling was just above my nose with me lying flat in the back.

First commercial flight was not before age 12 (!), a Condor A310 FRA-PMI:


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:49 am

The airline was Canada 3000, and the aircraft was an Airbus A320-200. The flight was a direct flight from Calgary to Moncton, fall of 2000.
 
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:54 am

My first flight was on a United DC-10 CLE - LAS 1990

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But the first flight that i remember was on a WN 732 CLE-MDW-Louisville KY-MDW-CLE

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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:54 am

My first plane ever was a USAir 727-200 in the old "rust" colors. We (my family) sat in the first seats, which at the time was a booth.

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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 1:34 am


July 1971

UA 905
PIT-FLL
B727-22 Reg N/A
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 1:36 am

My very first flight was in July 1998 (aged 23) aboard an RAF VC10K4 (ZD230) as pictured below:-


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We took off from RAF Brize Norton (BZN/EGVN) and flew over the North Sea where we spent 4 hours refuelling other aircraft before returning to Brize. Quite an experience for a first flight!!!

Following another VC10 flight to Scotland and a TriStar flight to Canada both courtesy of the RAF, my first commercial flight was aboard a Sabre Boeing 727 (G-BPND) from London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) to Tenerife Sur (TFS/GCTS) in May 2000.


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 2:25 am

First flight:

December, 1979
Eastern Airlines
Boeing 727-200
New Orleans to Houston/Hobby

I was only 4 months old, flying with my parents to see a college football game, the "Bluebonnet Bowl", in the Astrodome.


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 2:32 am

First flight was Brussels (Belgium) - Djerba (Tunisia) (in 1989). I was 6 years old, and soooo excited  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 2:38 am

Hapag-Lloyd, Airbus A 310, DUS-MAH, with my parents when I was 6 years old, since that day I am interested in aviation.


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:11 am

First flight:

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I was rather young at the time, on a family holiday, can barely remember anything. Not entirely sure it was JAT (could have been a charter, for instance); could even have been a Soviet airliner. I just know we went to Dubrovnik. This photo is the nearest guess I can make.


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By now I'd grown up a bit, and it was certainly more memorable  Big grin
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Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:16 am

Midwest Express DC9-30


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:24 am

My first ever flight was in December '69; I was three months old, flying from JFK to Dublin on an Aer Lingus 707.

The first flight I remember was in March 1981, from Dublin to London (Aer Lingus 737), onwards to Kuwait on a KAC 747-200 (9K-ADC).
 
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:37 am

My first flight was on a Mexicana Airlines 727 from ORD to GDL, cant remember the exact date. But I do remember getting on that three engine airplane.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:40 am

An Aer Lingus 737 to Dublin from Manchester in 1985.


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:45 am

In 1980, from YMX to MIA.

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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:46 am

First flight:

CO 1112
SJU-IAH
10/17/2002
B737-800


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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 5:03 am

1972 Zurich-Athens on a Swissair Convair CV 990 "Coronado".

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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 5:04 am

I'd love to get a photo of the the very same plane in which I made my first flight, G-AMPW. Its an Auster J-5B Autocar rather like this, but I think it met its maker many years ago..


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I flew from Sandown Airport on a 15 minute pleasure flight when I was just seven years old. Oh so memorable....!

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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 6:21 am

My first flight was on a Western Airlines 727 MSP-SLC-SMF. I was only about 1 or 2 months old.
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RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 6:36 am

First time to fly as a passenger : June 1972 (do'nt remember the date) Brussels - Milano Alitalia DC-9 (don't remeber the registration).

First time solo : August 2001, Robin DR 400 OO-CPD

Twice a wonderful experience!!

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